Risk of radiation exposure to medical staff involved in interventional endourology - Abstract

The aim is to estimate the possibility the new annual dose limit for eye lens to be exceeded and to study the impact of protective shield.

Radiation exposure to medical personnel was evaluated with EDD-30 dosemeter in positions of operating surgeon, assisting doctor and nurse. At the operator's typical position for diagnosis and treatment of the urinary tract, the lens dose rates were 0.9 mSv h-1 and 0.06 mSv h-1 without and with lead shield. At the operator's position typical for percutaneous intervention dose rates were 1.9 and 0.02 mSv h-1, respectively. At typical workload, the annual eye lens dose to the main operator without protective screen was estimated to be 29 mSv. With lead screen, operator lens dose can be reduced by a factor of 15-95 according to the procedure. Installation and use of lead screen and use of lead glasses were recommended to the endourology medical team.

Written by:
Hristova-Popova J, Zagorska A, Saltirov I, Petkova K, Vassileva J.   Are you the author?
National Centre of Radiobiology and Radiation Protection, Sofia, Bulgaria; Medical University, Sofia, Bulgari; Department of Urology and Nephrology, Military Medical Academy, Sofia, Bulgaria.  

Reference: Radiat Prot Dosimetry. 2015 Apr 7. pii: ncv089.
doi: 10.1093/rpd/ncv089

PubMed Abstract
PMID: 25855076

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